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The Byrd Theatre presents six-week “Family Classics” movie series

Familiar titles like The Wizard of Oz, E.T., and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will grace the screen during the family-friendly series beginning May 21st.

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From the Byrd Theatre Foundation:

Richmond families and movie lovers of all ages will follow the yellow brick road to the Byrd Theatre’s series launch of Family Classics, featuring the 1939 Wizard of Oz. Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m., Richmonders will be treated to their favorite family films on the silver screen in Virginia’s Grand Motion Picture Palace, preluded by a classic Warner Brothers cartoon and opening concert by Bob Gulledge at the helm of the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

The Theatre excitedly offers this new Saturday series as part of a strategic expansion of programming intended to provide the broadest possible public access to exceptional cinematic experiences.

The initial seven-week series lineup, kindly sponsored by Hollyport Ventures LLC, will kick off with four most popular films selected from fan vote. The box office will open at 9:30 a.m. with the event starting at 10:00 a.m. All films will be offered at the regular $1.99 ticket price.

Six week schedule:

  • May 21: Wizard of Oz
  • May 28: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
  • June 4: The Goonies
  • June 11: Babe
  • June 18: The Sandlot
  • June 25: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • July 2: Yankee Doodle Dandy

Starting in early April, movie fans were encouraged to vote online to help determine the film lineup. Fans can continue to suggest additional Saturday titles and themes by visiting the event website.

A special feature for Family Classics, the Byrd will reserve use of the balcony and upper mezzanine lobby specifically for families with infants and young first-time moviegoers still learning theater behavior and prone to lots of questions. There are restrooms on this level and tables will be provided for infant changing. We hope this opportunity opens a new generation of moviegoers to film, while providing a positive experience for all.

Learn more here.

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Photos: Preview of Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter

November 23rd is when you can check out the lights at Lewis Ginter but last night we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek.

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Full details on Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights can be found here or on the Lewis Ginter website.

 

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InLight 2020: Safety and Accountability will be Spread About the City

The exhibition of contemporary light-based artworks, will take place November 12 – 15, 2020 at sites across Richmond.

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Usually, the 1708 Gallery’s 13th annual InLight is held in one location allowing the various exhibits to be within easy walking distance from each other. This year the theme of Safety and Accountability hints to a new setup for InLight. The exhibition of contemporary light-based artworks, will take place November 12 – 15, 2020 at sites across Richmond and will address the paired themes of Safety and Accountability. Learn more.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Afrikana Independent Film Festival; Amy Smith; The Anderson; Barry O’Keefe; Black Matter Productions; Caitlin & Misha; Calvin Brown; Carl Patow; Christine Wyatt & Amena Durant; Dustin Klein, Alex Criqui, Miguel Carter-Fisher, & Josh Zarambo; The Kinfolk Effect; LaRissa Rogers; Mariana Parisca & Sandy Williams IV; New Negress Film Society; Performing Statistics; Stephanie J. Woods; Victor Haskins & ImproviStory

 You can check out the interactive map here. Of the 18 exhibits only one is on the southside of Richmond and it’s only on Friday night.

More Photos from last year’s Inlight and from 2018

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Photos: Maymont Garden Glow

We escaped the election for a few hours last night and wandered around Maymont’s Garden Glow. Garden Glow turns off the lights this weekend so get your ticket now.

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Maymont Garden Glow runs through Sunday, November 7th. The fee is $12 and if you take your time takes about 45-60 minutes. It does feel relatively small but still very much worth the trip. The most popular spots were the creatures and plants made with light near the Italian Garden and the music maker (near the mansion), in which you step on panel and are rewarded with sounds and light changing.

More information from Maymont.

Brighten your autumn nights on a wondrous light-filled journey through Maymont, in a NEW LOCATION this year showcasing the historic architecture and gardens around Maymont Mansion. The scenery will shine with dramatic light displays for an enchanting experience to delight guests of all ages. Marvel at the breathtaking illuminations of the Italian Garden and other landscapes, admire colorful sparkles and shimmers in the splashing fountain, and stroll among historic estate buildings and the nationally treasured arboretum that stand aglow. The event also will include food trucks (see schedule), the Glow Bar and Glow Shop on the Carriage House Lawn. Proceeds benefit Maymont; no refunds. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 322.

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